Alumni Spotlight

Bruce Radek (B.M., M.M., Applied Music/Voice/Piano, '78, '80)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

has recently completed the inaugural US Courts, Federal Judiciary IT Fellowship in Washington, D.C. He has also been accepted into the CIO Certificate Program at the National Defense University, and is co-chair of the Attracting Talent National CIO IT Workforce sub-committee for the Federal IT 2009 Summit. This fall, he will pursue full-time Entertainment Law and Mediation Services in Nashville, TN. Currently, Bruce represents several national jazz and country music artists and bands, and plans to expand his artist list to symphonic performers and violin artists.

Sharon Shackelford Watkins (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘76)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

recently accepted a position as an art teacher with the Fort Worth Independent School District.

Cat Quintanilla (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘80)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

has transitioned from 25 years as a promotional graphic designer to serving as the mayor of Sunset Valley, Texas and working as an adjunct faculty member at Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio in the stone carving department. A member of the Texas society of sculptors, she welcomes visitors to her “sculpture garden studio.” Her pieces have been featured in Austin at the annual Sculptfest shows at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and in the juried faculty show at Southwest School of Art and Craft.

Robert A. Pruitt (M.F.A. Studio Art, ‘03)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

was recently featured in an exhibition, “…but I was cool”, at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ, November 9, 2006 through January 20, 2007

A.C. Gentry (B.F.A. Art, ‘52)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

specializes in watercolor. Tyler Museum of Art exhibited his work in “The Past is Present: Watercolors by A.C. Gentry” that ran from November 17, 2006 through January 14, 2007.

Randy Mack Bishop (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘69)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

worked as an illustrator at the Dallas Morning News for 18 years. During that time he created 85 original pieces of art that were all accepted by the Center for American History at The University of Texas.

Ishmael Soto (B.F.A. Art, ‘58)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

has been creating unique ceramic pieces and metal sculptures for over 50 years. This past Spring his work was featured in an exhibit—“Vessels and Inspirations: Ceramic and Sculptural Works of Ishmael Soto”—at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.

Nora Christie Puckett (B.F.A. in Art History, ‘95)

Monday, January 14, 2008

recently became Chair of the Museum Division of the Texas Art Education Association. Currently she is also the Student, Family, and Adult Programs Manager at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.

Kathryn Holliday (M.A., Art History, '94)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

has just written a new book entitled “Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age”. It is the first critical examination of the work of New York architect, Leopold Eidlitz, America’s first Jewish architect, founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define a modern organic architecture; this book reveals his formidable influence.

Hana Hillerova (M.F.A., Studio Art, '04)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

will exhibit her latest sculptures constructed of mirrors at the Lawndale Art Center in the John M. O’Quinn Gallery in Houston from March 7 – April 12 in conjunction with FOTOFEST2008. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm with an artist talk at 6 pm.